Remi Garde refused to comment on the fans who walked out of Villa Park in protest at the club’s decline under Randy Lerner’s regime.
The home fans staged a 74th minute walk-out, signifying when Villa were founded in 1874, only to miss Rudy Gestede’s consolation goal in the 3-1 loss to Everton on Tuesday.
But it was also another woeful night on the pitch for the Frenchman’s side as they suffered their 18th defeat of the season.
Asked about the protest from Villa fans, manager Garde said: “I’m not too comfortable with this. I’m not in a position here long enough to assess the behaviour of everyone.
“I respect totally the fans as part of this football club but I have to respect as well my position and the people who put me in this position.
“I will focus my energy on trying to get the points we need. This is my job, to try to keep the players with as much confidence as I can and we need to stay together in this difficult situation.
“It’s difficult to find the right words but then we always have to find the resources deep inside, everybody has to do that.”